Turn WiFi Off due to cell standby drain?

anon(9228075)

Well-known member
Dec 12, 2014
520
0
0
Visit site
Re: Turn WiFi Off?

What's this cell standby that drains battery?

If you have Verizon or in some other models, doesn't seem to be everyone but a good portion of us... in battery usage, have cell standby drain. It's to do with wifi being on.

For example, overnight if I leave wifi in my battery will drain upwards of 20% sitting on my nightstand. If I turn wifi off (or use setting to turn off if asleep) I lose maybe 5% overnight.

Posted via the Android Central App
 

ShaggyKids

Well-known member
Dec 1, 2010
2,714
37
48
Visit site
Re: Turn WiFi Off?

I do not turn it off. I was wondering why cell stand-by was showing as such a data hog. Thanks for the answer.
 

Trees

Well-known member
Sep 20, 2012
1,545
13
38
Visit site
Re: Turn WiFi Off?

Cell standby is "Battery used by cell radio", according to the description in Settings\Battery\Use details. I think its normal for the cell radio to use battery.

I have a Verizon model, and don't see the issue. I turn on WiFi when I get home, and charge the phone overnight.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
943,924
Messages
6,920,668
Members
3,159,306
Latest member
xenomorf